SOURCE: Kayem Foods
May 20, 2008 16:58 ET
Kayem Foods Acquires Jordan's, Deutschmacher, Kirschner and Essem Brands From Tyson Foods
New England's #1 Brand of Franks Adds Seven Leading Regional Brands to Its Lineup of Hot Dog and Deli Products and Expands Its Presence as the Largest Meat Processor in the Region
CHELSEA, MA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Kayem Foods today reached an agreement to
acquire the Jordan's, Deutschmacher, Kirschner, Essem, Tasty Bite and
Willams of Vermont brands from Tyson Foods. This agreement gives Kayem
Foods ownership of all trademarks associated with these well-known New
England brands and the ability to market them to existing and new
"Kayem Foods is a worthy steward for these important brands and the
traditions they have created," says Ray Monkiewicz, President and CEO of
Kayem Foods Inc. "Like Kayem, these brands began as corner meat markets
and matured into providers of delicious authentic meat products using the
highest quality standards. We are working hard to create a seamless
transition with Tyson and our retail partners to ensure continued
availability for consumers across New England who cherish these brands."
Kayem, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2009, manufactures the
#1 brand of franks sold in New England (Kayem). Best known for their Old
Tyme Natural Casing franks, Kayem produces over 120 varieties of hot dogs
and 320 varieties of deli meats, sausage and dinner hams under the Kayem,
al fresco, Schonland's, McKenzie, Triple M, Genoa, DeCosta and Meisterchef
Kayem Foods, Inc. is the largest meat processor in New England, making over
400 products across seven brand names. The privately held and operated
company has been owned and operated by the same family since 1909. Kayem
Foods offers the best of both worlds -- "Old World" flavor and "New World"
quality and freshness.
For more information, visit the Kayem website at www.kayem.com.